All Coronavirus frontline workers in Edo State will be receiving some outstanding allowances from their efforts.
This comes after The Edo State Government concluded the vetting of their payroll.
This was revealed by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, in a statement where he said;
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The screening exercise was massive and crosscutting. The officials were inundated with lists of persons, who were said to have participated in the exercise. So, we are carefully vetting the lists before making the final payment. The outstanding allowances would be paid before the end of the week.
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The taskforce for the screening exercise was set up in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The government, upon the outbreak of the pandemic in the state, based its response on the data polled from an epidemiological study done in partnership with the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH). This led to the setting up of a taskforce to embark on a massive screening and testing of 500,000 and 5000 persons across the state.
The target has been achieved and surpassed. This has led to the modification of our response to the pandemic. With this, the taskforce was demobilized across the screening centers at mobile posts, borders, and several other locations.”